"By creating an exciting business as a student, Christopher has demonstrated what can be accomplished through energy, discipline and innovation," Milliken said. "He embodies the true spirit and meaning of entrepreneurship."
The Peter Kiewit award was created in 1999 to recognize entrepreneurial achievement through the application of technology, and honors University of Nebraska students who have demonstrated creative and innovative uses of information technology. The student award is accompanied by a $2,500 prize.
Kingsley is recognized for establishing a company in Lincoln called Roundus, for which he developed a virtual tour product with three dimensional capabilities that allows the viewer to perceive depth, motion and sounds.
Kingsley writes: "Using high-resolution optics, custom machined equipment, specialized software, proprietary programming elements and a highly refined system of spatial capture and extensive post-production, we create realistic virtual environments."
Although his company is still in the initial growth stage, Kingsley has several employees and provides his services to start-up companies and other agencies in Lincoln. A young man with desire and spirit, he is already developing a subsidiary company called Roundscape, which will provide virtual tours of golf courses and leisure destinations worldwide.
Kingsley will receive his award at the University of Nebraska Board of Regents meeting in April.